UK to shake up dated copyright laws

The UK is looking to change copyright laws that make it illegal to copy music for personal use and for libraries to archive material under copyright.

Link: http://www.techworld.com/applications/news/index.cfm?newsID=11071&pagtype=all

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Lol.

If we tell them they can copy CD’s for their own use, they will recognise (and obey) other content protection laws.

That’s rather optimistic.

How about they change the copyright laws for artists which died 50 years ago?
Once the artist is dead + 5 years (in the case the musicians die shortly after recording a new album- allows the producers to recoup the production costs), the music is public domain.

[QUOTE=debro;1976308]Lol.

If we tell them they can copy CD’s for their own use, they will recognise (and obey) other content protection laws.

That’s rather optimistic.

How about they change the copyright laws for artists which died 50 years ago?
Once the artist is dead + 5 years (in the case the musicians die shortly after recording a new album- allows the producers to recoup the production costs), the music is public domain.[/QUOTE]

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